Here are five egg dishes dialing up the brunch game.
High Street on Market
308 Market St.
If you can tear your eyes away from the pastries at High Street on Market (we see you, cream puff), check out the lineup of breakfast sandwiches, made with scrambled or fried eggs on a Kaiser roll. Try the comforting Pastrami Hash, with shaved pastrami, spiced hash, roasted peppers and onions and Russian dressing, or go adventurously earthy with the Forager: seared king oyster mushrooms, braised kale, Swiss cheese and black trumpet mayo.
1804 Callowhill St.
The smartest move at Sabrina’s is to select from the ever-changing, themed menu of brunch specials, which always includes an array of egg dishes. The second smartest move is to get the Barking Chihuahua. It’s a flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, black beans, red peppers and pepper jack cheese, topped with sour cream and marinara. Pro tip: The South Philly location may have a bit more charm, but it’s easier to get a table at the Art Museum outpost.
Green Eggs Cafe
1306 Dickinson St.
Green Eggs makes every type of eggs Benedict you can imagine, from a classic benny with thick-cut Canadian bacon, to a version with braised short ribs on a cheddar potato pancake. But we’re going to throw the vegans a bone here and suggest the Ultimate Tofu Scramble: No chickens contributed to this dish, of course, but it does a good job of mimicking eggs scrambled up with peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, and vegan sausage or chorizo.
1934 E. Passyunk Ave.
While we don’t recommend actually eating asparagus – or any veggie, really – in bed, we can get behind the Asparagus in Bed dish served up at Palladino’s Sunday brunch. Your plate will arrive decked out with potato cakes, sunny side up eggs, Trugole cheese, crisp prosciutto and, of course, asparagus. Or go for the fluffy fritata, with artichokes, fava beans, roasted grape tomatoes and Brigante pecorino fresco.
1516 Sansom St.
Seafood and brunch don’t usually go hand in hand, but we’ll make an exception for the Hangtown Fry at this Sansom Street seafood spot, made with eggs, fried oysters and bacon. It’s only available Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3p.m. — the restaurant is closed Sunday. Or posh up your order and get the Lobster Benny, with poached eggs, hollandaise and lobster.